[PATCH] nsswitch extensions + caching

Dan Nelson dnelson at allantgroup.com
Tue Dec 6 11:39:12 PST 2005

In the last episode (Dec 06), Brooks Davis said:
> On Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 10:46:26AM -0800, Julian Elischer wrote:
> > Michael Bushkov wrote:
> > [...]
> > 
> > so, I've been wonderring.. what's all the fuss about nsswitch?
> > what does it get us?
> It gives us the ability use modules to provide arbitrary backends for a
> variety of interfaces to system databases.  For instance getpw*(),
> gethost*(), etc.

Michael's patch itself adds caching to our nsswitch implementation,
which dramatically improves performance on slow sources (ldaps, for

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at allantgroup.com

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